Oneworld member British Airways is offering an interesting fare for departures from Dublin. You can currently fly oneway to London City airport for just €84 – trips in the opposite directions cost almost double. This fare might be very interesting for British Airways Executive Club members, as they can earn 40 tier points for comparatively little money.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €90. It will forward you to British Airways with your selected flight dates. You may want to check what OTAs have to offer, but they sell these tickets only €2 cheaper.
BA Cityflyer is a British Airways subsidiary that operates exclusively out of London City airport with a fleet of Embraer jets. While it does not offer blocked seats in its 2-2 business class section (same as in economy), you can expect service that is on par (if not better) than British Airways’ regular Club Europe business class product.
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We cannot tell you how long these tickets are available. Availability is pretty good during from November 2023 through June 2024, with little availabilities in October. Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates. Since the price difference isn’t that big, we recommend booking directly on ba.com and avoiding any potential hassle with OTAs.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
British Airways issues these tickets in booking class I. Only the earning in British Airways Executive Club are truly noteworthy:
- 1,250 Award Miles + 750 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 750 Avios + 75 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 717 Points on Finnair Plus
- 446 Avios + 40 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 446 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 446 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 371 Avios + 12 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 371 AsiaMiles + 15 Club Points on Asia Miles
- 371 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 371 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 371 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 371 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 371 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 297 Points + 2 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
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